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noun [countable] anchor pronunciation in American English /ˈæŋkər/
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  1. 1
    a heavy object that is dropped into the water to prevent a boat from moving
    at anchor (=held still using an anchor): luxury yachts at anchor in the port
    drop anchor: We dropped anchor off the coast of Cape Cod.
  2. 2
    someone who presents a television or radio program, especially the news
    She’s been lured away from ABC News to become anchor of a new nightly current affairs show.
  3. 3
    someone or something that is strong and reliable, and so makes people feel safe and confident
    The exchange rate should be an anchor in inflation control.
    Bates is the emotional anchor of the movie.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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